This is pretty sad. No matter where you stand on the issue of homosexuality, bullying is a big problem and needs to be dealt with. For this guy to come in under the guise of an anti-bullying campaign and instead start bullying teens and adults for being Christian, Mormon, Republican or for not being supportive of his pro-homosexual agenda is SAD! If the obama administration is going to make an issue of comments by Rush Limbaugh or Ted Nugent, then I believe it's time to cut ties with Dan Savage! This is hypocrisy at its worst!!!
Anti-bullying/gay rights crusader, Dan Savage (and creator of the "It Gets Better" anti-bullying project/movie) continued his attack on Christians at a speech to the National High School Journalism Conference last week. In an expletive filled rant, Savage began railing against Christians and those who aren't supportive of his pro-homosexual agenda causing over 100 students to walk out. One teen called out to Savage, "I thought this was going to be an anti-bullying speech." Savage went on to call the Christian teens "pansy assed" and continued to unleash expletives and harsh rhetoric against the Bible and Christian teens.
The obama administration's support of Savage is troubling particularly because Savage has a history of bullying those who disagree with his anti-Christian and pro-homosexual agenda. Savage (who is gay himself) had this to say in response to California's Prop 8 (anti-gay marriage prop):
During 2009, Savage tried to coin the term “Saddlebacking” in order to target pro-Proposition 8 Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren; he defined the term as “the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginity.” Savage also said, “F— you, Utah,” since Mormons largely backed Proposition 8.While Savage promotes an anti-bullying agenda, it is clear that he refers solely to the anti-bullying of gays. On the other hand, he personally supports bullying anyone who is not supportive of the pro-homosexual agenda, stating how he would personally bully a GOP candidate he despised, in an article he wrote for Salon Magazine in 2000:
In 2006, Savage said that Green Party Senate candidate Carl Romanelli, who was running against Democrat Bob Casey (the eventual winner), “should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope.” Casey was so offended he refused Savage’s campaign donations.
Back in July 2011, he stated that monogamy holds the potential to destroy “more families than it saves.” Around the same time, he said of Republicans, ”I wish they were all f**king dead,“ during an appearance on ”Real Time With Bill Maher.”
"I would go to Bauer’s campaign office and cough on everything — phones and pens, staplers and staffers. I even hatched a plan to infect the candidate himself. I would keep the pen in my mouth until Bauer dropped by his offices to rally the troops. And when he did, I would approach him and ask for his autograph, handing him the pen from my flu-virus incubating mouth."It's amazing that the obama admin (and MTV who has given Savage his own show) has embraced a hypocrite and a bully such as Savage after they both condemned Rush Limbaugh for calling Sandra Fluke a slut because she claimed students such as herself were having so much sex at Georgetown Law School that they couldn't afford all of the contraception they needed and wanted the taxpayers to pay for it.
The issue, of course, isn’t the message behind the “It Gets Better,” anti-bullying movement, which is certainly a worthy one. But as Savage is coming out with such seemingly hypocritical rhetoric, one wonders how the obama administration will respond and why, given Savage’s history, his group was able to gain the support of the administration in the first place.